Deborah NICHOLS

Female 1685 - 1748  (63 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Deborah NICHOLS was born 01 Jan 1685, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Ephraim NICHOLS and Esther WARD); died 14 Sep 1748, Greenfield, Connecticut.

    Deborah married Joseph WHEELER 07 Dec 1705, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Joseph (son of John WHEELER and Elizabeth ROWLAND) was born Abt 1674; died 13 Jul 1759, Greenfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Thomas WHEELER was born 16 Jul 1708, Greenfield, Connecticut; died 22 Feb 1796.
    2. Joseph WHEELER was born 16 Nov 1706, Greenfield, Connecticut.
    3. Ephraim WHEELER was born 25 Mar 1716, Greenfield, Connecticut; died Abt 1806, Redding, Connecticut.
    4. Esther WHEELER was born 31 Aug 1710, Greenfield, Connecticut; died Apr 1732.
    5. Seth WHEELER was born 26 Mar 1721, Greenfield, Connecticut; died 11 Aug 1751, Redding, Connecticut.
    6. Catherine WHEELER was born 16 Nov 1712, Greenfield, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Ephraim NICHOLS was born 16 Dec 1657, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Isaac NICHOLS and Margery ?).

    Ephraim married Esther WARD 17 Oct 1682. Esther (daughter of William WARD and Deborah LOCKWOOD) was born Abt 1664; died 1732, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Esther WARD was born Abt 1664 (daughter of William WARD and Deborah LOCKWOOD); died 1732, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Hester Ward

    Children:
    1. 1. Deborah NICHOLS was born 01 Jan 1685, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Sep 1748, Greenfield, Connecticut.
    2. Esther NICHOLS was born 18 Dec 1689, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Ignatius NICHOLS was born 17 Dec 1683, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Dec 1758.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Isaac NICHOLS (son of Francis NICHOLS and UNKNOWN); died Between 28 Sep 1694 and 05 Nov 1695.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Son of Francis Nichols

    Isaac — Margery ?. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margery ?
    Children:
    1. Temperance NICHOLS was born 17 May 1662, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Benjamin NICHOLS was born 02 Feb 1665/6, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; died 1715, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    3. Patience NICHOLS was born 02 Feb 1659/60, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; died 1734, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
    4. 2. Ephraim NICHOLS was born 16 Dec 1657, Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  William WARD was born Abt 1632, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (son of Andrew WARD and Hester SHERMAN); died Dec 1675, Narraganset War.

    William married Deborah LOCKWOOD Abt 1657. Deborah (daughter of Robert LOCKWOOD and Susannah NORMAN) was born 12 Oct 1636, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Deborah LOCKWOOD was born 12 Oct 1636, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (daughter of Robert LOCKWOOD and Susannah NORMAN).
    Children:
    1. 3. Esther WARD was born Abt 1664; died 1732, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Francis NICHOLS

    Francis — UNKNOWN. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  UNKNOWN
    Children:
    1. Caleb NICHOLS died 1690.
    2. 4. Isaac NICHOLS died Between 28 Sep 1694 and 05 Nov 1695.

  3. 12.  Andrew WARD was born 1603, Essex, England; died Between 8 Jun 1659 and 18 Oct 1659, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield": the statements in the preface to the "Andrew Ward Genealogy" with regard to Andrew's being of the family of Richard Ward of Gorleston or Homersfield have been investigated. No such person as Richrd Ward was found; no Gunville family existed in that vicinity as lords of the manor; and eery reference given has proved to be fictitious. It is likely that these statements were the invention of a fraudulent genealogist, innocently accepted by members of the Ward family, through whom they found their way into the book.
    It is certain that he m. in England, Hester Sherman, who was bapt. 1 Apr. 1606 at Dedham, co. Essex, and we should look for his antecedents in that quarter. The will of Robert Lockwood of Eye, near Yaxley, co. Essex (who m. Margery Sherman), in 1558 named his daus. Mary wife of John Ward and Ann wife of Anthony Barker. David Rawson of St. Gregory's, London, Father of Edward (Sec. of Mass. Col.) and son of Edward and Bridget (Ward) Rawson, in his will 1616 named his uncle John Ward, and Andrew Ward (a minor), son of his uncle Ralph. Now Dr. John Ward of Ipswich, Mass., besides mentioning various Sherman cousins in his will 1652, gave L20 each to the two youngest sons of his "Cousin Ward of Wethersfield." Dr. John Ward was son of John Ward (will 1631) of Stratford St. Mary, co. Suffolk, just across the River Stour from Dedham, co. Essex. The mother of Dr. John Ward was Anne, whose will 1635 made Dr. John Clarke of Colchester Executor. This was the Dr. John Clarke who settled later in Newbury, Mass., the same town to which the younger Edward Rawson had come in 1637.
    Andrew may have been the son of Ralph, nephew of John of Stratford, and cousin of Dr. John Ward and of Sec. Rawson; but positive proof has not been found. ( Stephen and Joyce (Traford) Ward had a son Richard of Faxton, co. Northampton, whose will in 1640 named various relatives, including a brother Andrew; but as this Andrew was in England in 1640, he was not the emigrant. However, Richard gave a legacy to Gov. Thomas Dudley in new England, and a clue may be found here.)
    He first settled in Watertown, Mass.; was a founder of conn. Colony and an original settler at Wethersfield; he was also a founder of Stamford in 1641, having with Robert Coe on behalf of the Wethersfield men arranged with New Haven Colony for the settlement there; and rem. 1647 to Fairfield, where he died in 1658. He m. Hester Sherman, dau. of Edmund, bapt. 1 Apr. 1606, d. in 1666.
    Will 8 June 1659; wife Ester; son John, L50, when 21; dau. Sarah, L40; dau. Abigail, L40, when 18; housing and lands to sons Andrew and Samuel, to be divided when the eldest (Andrew) is 21; the rest of his children have had full portions except Edmund, who is to have L20 "if he come to this place." Inv. 18 Oct. 1659; Ester and son William granted adm'n.
    Will of Hester, 27 Dec. 1665; son William, L5; dau. Mary Burr, L2; sons Andrew and Samuel, L8 each; dau. Abigail, L10; children of dau. Anna Nichols. L9; gr. child Hester Ward, L9; son John's child, L9; gr. children Sarah and Nathaniel Burr, children of dau Sarah, L9; clothing to daus. Ann, Mary,Sarah, Abigail; sons William and Andrew, Exec'rs; to Daniel Burr and Hester Burr, 10 shillings each. Inv. 30 Jan. 1665/6
    It is reasonable to suppose that Edmund was eldest son, named for Hester's father Edmund Sherman, but dead before Hester made her will; yet Elizabeth Barker of Nayland, co. Suffolk (five miles from Stratford, where the Dr. John Ward family lived), in her will 1627 named her gr. child Edmund Ward. It should be considered as a possibility that Andrew Ward m. (1) a Barker, mother of Edmund; and that Edmund returned to England, not being of "this place" when Andrew made his will; and this theory would explain Hester's will not naming him, even if he was then living.

    Andrew married Hester SHERMAN 1627, England. Hester (daughter of Edmund SHERMAN and Grace MAKIN) was born 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 1 Apr 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; died Between 27 Dec 1665 and 30 Jan 1665/6, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Hester SHERMAN was born 1606, Dedham, Essex, England; was christened 1 Apr 1606, Dedham, Essex, England (daughter of Edmund SHERMAN and Grace MAKIN); died Between 27 Dec 1665 and 30 Jan 1665/6, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 01 Apr 1606, dedham, co. Essex, England

    Children:
    1. Edmund WARD
    2. Ann WARD was born Abt 1629; died 23 Jul 1718, Woodbury, Connecticut.
    3. 6. William WARD was born Abt 1632, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Dec 1675, Narraganset War.
    4. Hester WARD was born Abt 1633; died Abt 1664.
    5. Mary WARD was born Abt 1635; died Between 1665 and 1672.
    6. John WARD was born 1637; died 22 Feb 1683.
    7. Sarah WARD was born Abt 1640, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Between 26 Feb 1711 and 1712, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Andrew WARD was born 1642, New Haven, Connecticut; died 1690, Killingworth, Connecticut.
    9. Samuel WARD was born 1644; died Between 08 Jan 1692 and 1693.
    10. Abigail WARD was born Abt 1647.

  5. 14.  Robert LOCKWOOD was born 1600, England (son of Edmund LOCKWOOD and Alice COWPER); died Bef 11 Sep 1658, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Notes:

    "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield": Lockwood, Robert - Sergt., Fairfield Trainband, May 1657.
    Came to Amaerica about 1630, brother of Edmund; settled in Watertown, Mass.; freeman of Mass. Bay, Mar 1636-1637. removed to Fairfield about 1646; freeman ofConn., May 1652.
    Married Susanah, prob. dau. of Richard Norman of Salem, Mass. She m. (2) Jeffrey Ferris.
    Inv. 11 Sep. 1658. Widow Susana to administer; nine childen: eldest son Jonathan, Joseph, Daniel, Ephraim, Gershom, John, Abigail, Sarah, Mary; Deborah, being married, hath rec'd portion.
    Jeffrey Ferris agreed to pay portions to the children, and mention was made of what he shall pay William Ward and Joseph and Daniel Lockwod on account of the children.

    Robert — Susannah NORMAN. Susannah was born Abt 1615; died 23 Dec 1660, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  6. 15.  Susannah NORMAN was born Abt 1615; died 23 Dec 1660, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Richard Norman of Salem, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Could be the daughtr of Richard Norman of Salem, Mass.

    Children:
    1. Jonathan LOCKWOOD was born 10 Sep 1634, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 12 May 1688, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    2. 7. Deborah LOCKWOOD was born 12 Oct 1636, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
    3. Joseph LOCKWOOD was born 06 Aug 1638, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 14 Apr 1717, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Daniel LOCKWOOD was born 21 Mar 1639/40, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 1691, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. Ephraim LOCKWOOD was born 01 Dec 1641, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 1685, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Gershom LOCKWOOD was born 06 Sep 1643, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; died 12 Mar 1718, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    7. John LOCKWOOD was born 1645; died 1677.
    8. Abigail LOCKWOOD was born 1650; died 1690, Fairfield, Fairfiled County, Connecticut.
    9. Sarah LOCKWOOD died 01 Mar 1650.
    10. Mary LOCKWOOD was born Abt 1651.
    11. Sarah LOCKWOOD was born 27 Feb 1651/52.